This closed league consists of 7 cross country races of 5-7 miles, October-March. Individuals score for their team if they are in the counting 8 (men) or 4 (ladies). If individuals attend 5 out of the first 6 races they can win the individual awards.
The team events have three components. The mens event needs 8 men to count, including 2 vets. The ladies event needs 4 ladies to count, including 1 vet. The overall team event needs 7 men (including 2 vets) and 3 ladies (including 1 vet). Vets are runners aged 40+, for both men and ladies.
Although the races can be competitive, they are fairly low-key events with a good friendly club atmosphere. The courses are usually proper cross country, so muddy and hilly. Results are usually finalised after the race in a nearby pub.
The dates for the 2016/17 league are as follows:
Please put these dates in your diary in ink (not pencil) – that’s if you have a paper version like us.
We had our best ever results last season, and hope to do even better this. But it all depends on you !!!
2017 -18 Season
Upcoming Cross Country Races
Start times: Junior race; Between 10:20 and 10:30am, Senior Race 11:00am
Distances: Junior U/11; 1 mile, Junior O/11, 2 miles, Senior; 8-11K
Entry fees: Junior; £1, Senior £3
Club kit: Club vests or T shirt must be worn for all races
Footwear: Studded fell shoes or cross country spikes. Trail shoes/studded road shoes may fine depending upon conditions and the course